Ashley McGuire (she/her) is a restorative practices trainer, circle keeper, and conflict / communication coach. Ashley's work includes training, curriculum design, event design, community dialogue, organizational consulting, family and group coaching, and peacemaking. Through her work as a director, and as an organizational founder and CEO, and now as a consultant, Ashley has supported thousands of young people, educators, students, and professionals to communicate more effectively, build stronger relationships, and experience more joy.
Frank A. Cirioni (he/him) is a student affairs professional with twelve years of practical experience in residential life and housing, campus life, student conduct and Title IX, restorative justice, and social justice education. Originally from White Plains, New York, Frank earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts Education from New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Frank is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. Frank serves as the Director of Student Life & Leadership Development at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. His previous roles were held at the University of Puget Sound, EF Education First - International Language Schools, Barnard College at Columbia University, The Ohio State University, Oberlin College, and Emory University. Outside of work, Frank enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Yulina, and their three pets, as well as listening to vinyl records, live music and theater, reading, classic cars, and motorcycling.
Shadell Permanand (she/her) has been involved in the restorative justice field since 1996. In Toronto, Canada, Shadell was the Executive Director of Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview – a non-profit that provided community conflict resolution and restorative justice programming (including criminal diversion cases for youth and adults) to the community, families, schools and organizations. She was on the board of the Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA) from 2000-2005 and served one year as the Board Chair. From 2007 – 2012 Shadell worked in the higher education context where she oversaw student conduct and critical incident management at York University. She later did a secondment at the Office of Human Rights and then segued to her role at the University of Toronto as the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Officer (ARCDO). At ARCDO, her office provided public education workshops and events and handled complaints about students, staff, or faculty related to race, ethnicity, country of origin and religious discrimination. Currently, Shadell is in private practice and resides in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with her B.Th from Canadian Mennonite University in 1995 and most recently with her LL.M (Dispute Resolution) from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
Olajiwon K. McCadney (he/they) is the Assistant Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity & Educational Achievement as well as the NCAA Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Nazareth College. In McCadney’s role as AVP, they oversee restorative practices for the campus’s bias response and education team. Additionally, McCadney is a member of the leadership team for the Restorative Justice Network for Catholic Colleges (RJNCC) as well as serves as a facilitator for the national team with the Center for Restorative Justice at the University of San Diego. Lastly, McCadney holds an MSEd in Organizational Leadership & Performance Technology from the College at Potsdam, State University of New York as well as a certification in Professional Coaching and is a current doctoral candidate at Northeastern University.